The state released a $125,000 allocation to move the St. Mary's project along.
The City Council accepted the grant from the state on Tuesday and the money will fund upgraded infrastructure to the project and preserve the terracotta roofing and campanile tower. The project is being undertaken by CT Management and is transforming the St. Mary the Morningstar property into 29 market-rate housing units.
With a new investor on board, CT Management has just about all of its funding in place to redevelop the St. Mary the Morningstar campus.
Developer David Carver purchased the property at the end of 2017 with plans to transform the historic property into 29 market-rate housing units. Since then the company has been working on securing the financing need to preserve the buildings, transform the interiors, while still making economic sense. The project is estimated to cost more than $6 million.
The city is looking to continue the momentum to revitalize Tyler Street this summer.
In the coming weeks, city officials will be interviewing eight consultants about potentially crafting a conceptual design for a streetscape project. The design will make many of the talked-about improvements over the last few years into a much more concrete and comprehensive vision.
The City Council canít wait for the St. Maryís renovation.
The council opted against fleshing out a tax increment exemption at the subcommittee level and approved it Tuesday night to help move the project along. The agreement would exempt developers CT Management from paying on any increased value caused by the renovation of the four structures into 29 market-rate housing units for four year.
There were no places for pedestrians to dispose of rubbish. Through the city's budget, new trash cans featuring the city's logo will be placed along Tyler Street. City staff is responsible for emptying them.
It's time to build the better block.
MassDevelopment had brought in Team Better Block to run an economic development exercise on Tyler Street. The plan is to completely revamp the section between Smith Street and Cortland Place, filling up the storefronts, improving mobility, slowing traffic, and sprucing the aesthetics.
There will be the day when the doors of the former Tyler Street Fire Station will be opened, the old emergency vehicles in the backdrop, with a live band and a craft brewery serving up drinks. Across the street, Jacob's Pillow will be giving dance lessons.
That day will be on Aug. 26. The old fire house is too decrepit for the building inspectors to let people all the way in and attempts by the city to dispose of the property had found no interest. But, what is possible with the historic buil
The Diocese of Springfield is looking to sell the former St. Mary's of Morningstar in a "reasonable time" and their broker is speaking with multiple parties.
The former church on Tyler Street has been closed and on the market since 2010 - the church was closed in 2008.
Seeing is believing.
For the last year MassDevelopment has been in a planning process for the redevelopment of Tyler Street. But, words on paper doesn't always tell the story. But those visions and dreams enunciated by the Morningside community are set to become a reality, if only for a day.
MassDevelopment has brought in Team Better Block, a group which will head a community effort to bring all of those ideas to life on one section of Tyler Street to show off exactly what can be. The imp
Despite a recommendation to deny the proposed handicapped parking spaces, the City Council adopted a measure increasing the number of downtown spaces.
The additional spots have been a long time coming when Ward 4 Councilor Christopher Connell pressed the issue of the number of issues on North Street.
The city is launching a facade improvement program to help owners of Tyler Street businesses spruce up their storefronts.
The City Council accepted a $30,000 grant from MassDevelopment's Transformative Development Initiative to pilot the program. The city is matching that grant is will be providing commercial building owners with an incentive for the improvements such as lighting, windows, and doors. In the first year the pool of money is estimated to assist in the renovation of four or five
The city hopes to spruce up Tyler Street and it is starting by asking an artist to paint a mural.
The city's Office of Cultural Development put out a call for submissions to paint a mural on a Tyler Street building. The effort is in tandem with the Transformative Development Initiative through MassDevelopment. The mural would be the first for Tyler Street, where there is no public art, and is the first in a process to engage residents in envisioning what the street will look like in the futur
Amewusika "Sike" Sedzro has been in the city for a year now with a primary focus on crafting a plan to revitalize Tyler Street.
Entering her second of three years, the first steps in rolling out that plan will be taking shape. Overall the entire Tyler Street and Morningside Neighborhood are the next target for a complete redevelopment, following nearly the same plans as implemented on North Street over the last decade.